broke a 1/2″ piece of steel with my bare hands…

Wow I guess the millions of hits on my kit take their toll. I was setting up for a gig a couple of nights ago and my ride cymbal was a little off alignment. I grabbed it to adjust the boom arm and the boom arm snapped in two! This is a piece of steel which is 1/2″ thick! I barely grabbed it too. I suppose a couple of decades of pounding on the thing weakened the steel or something. Maybe it was frozen but still that’s wild.